Tuesday, October 23, 2007
I went to Paris about five years ago and lately I've been really wanting to go back. I still haven't had a chance to photograph any of the work I've been doing lately, so I'm hoping this beautiful Website that I discovered lepetiteatelierdeparis will do for now (instead of showing some of my own work!) I found the site on poppytalk which is one of my favorite blogs to visit. Since starting my own blog, I've discovered so many more and I'm absolutely mesmerized by the beautiful work being done by Artists, Craftspeople and Designers and I'm so glad that they have blogs too! enjoy the day.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Last year I started making felt balls to sell. I made them in order to be able to offer something that wasn't as expensive as my scarves and shawls. I sold them as Pin Cushions, (complete with pins). I wanted them to reference my scarves so that's why I wrap them with the yarns I use on my scarves. I started making them again last week and took them along on my walk today. I love Fall. I love how the leaves seem to be floating in mid-air waiting for one gust of wind to take them to the ground. I'm making work these days for the upcoming Christmas Shows. Soon I hope to show some of that work but I'm still struggling with photography.
Thursday, October 4, 2007
I took this picture almost a year ago. Time really does go by in the blink of an eye, doesn't it? This is Merino wool, felted on Silk Pongee. I lay on Silk and Wool yarns, and everything becomes 'one' in the felting process. The perfect color red can be my nemesis at times. It's probably because I don't keep meticulous dye notes. I find so many things change from day to day, that I just use my notes as a point of reference. I love all the colors I dye but every now and then Iproduce what I consider the 'perfect' red (or pink...or indigo blue...).